G&M Variety Opened by Young Entrepreneurs
Greg and Michelle Tollefsen Loiurio are a great example of young entrepreneurs returning to Molokai to make a life for themselves. Saturday marked the grand opening of their store, G&M Variety, formerly Guys, Inc. The event attracted customers, family and well-wishers.
Greg and Michelle moved from San Diego three months ago where they were both living. Greg sold his business there to get things started on Molokai. “I’ve always wanted to move her.”
For Michelle, who was born and raised on Molokai, moving back was a little more difficult. She was working at as a corporate travel agent and living next to a mall. “ Its an adjustment to go from a fast paced place to slow down.”
The couple is excited about the business. They plan to upgrade their auto parts services and color matching system for paint mixing and have phase out pet supplies to Simon & Friends Pet Shop. “We’re trying to bring in more products that people need instead of having to go off island,” says Greg who explains that they working closely with contractors to figure out what is needed.
The couple is also expanding business hours to 6 p.m. on weekdays so that people who work late can still get what they need when they need it.